Lake Témiscouata

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Lake Témiscouata
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Location Témiscouata Regional County Municipality, Quebec
Coordinates 47°40′N 68°50′W / 47.667°N 68.833°W / 47.667; -68.833Coordinates: 47°40′N 68°50′W / 47.667°N 68.833°W / 47.667; -68.833
Primary outflows Madawaska River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 45 km
Max. width 5 km
Settlements Temiscouata-sur-le-lac,Quebec

Lake Témiscouata is a lake in the Témiscouata region of southeastern Quebec. It is 45 km long and 5 km wide. The Madawaska River flows from this lake to the Saint John River.

The city of Cabano is located on this lake. Forestry is a major industry in this area.

The Petit Témis Interprovincial Bicycle Path, runs from Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec to Edmundston, New Brunswick, following an abandoned CN Rail line along the lake.

The lake's name means "deep water" in the Maliseet language.

The lake is theorized to be the inspiration for the nearby parish of Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!. One explanation suggests the archaic French word haha, here meaning an unexpected obstacle or abruptly ending path, as the lake is an extremely long and particularly formidable obstacle to travel.